Platform Allows Users to Send and Receive Cryptocurrency With Gadget of Their Choice

The team behind a private digital currency for secure payments says its goal is to make every consumer their own bank — enabling them to send and receive crypto with the gadget of their choice. Xeonbit says its peer-to-peer technology ensures that every user’s accounts and transactions are “out of reach to any prying eyes.” A feature known as “ring signatures” means public keys are shuffled in order to ensure that particular users cannot be identified once a transaction has taken place. The startup says this is not at the…

In for the Long Haul — How the New Long-Term Stock Exchange Can Help the Crypto Industry

One of the most significant introductions that blockchain has made available in recent years is adding new tools through which companies can raise capital. The technology has made it possible to raise funds for a project from investors of just about any pocket size through initial coin offerings (ICOs) as well as security token offerings (STOs). Typically, these investors put in their money not just in return for a big payday, but they’re usually believers in the project as well. These investors form the community around which new projects are…

Circle Releases Another Attestation Report on Stablecoin USDC’s USD Reserves

Goldman Sachs-backed crypto finance startup Circle has published the latest third-party audit of its USD-pegged stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC). The company reported the update in a blog post published on May 17. USD Coin is an Ethereum-based token compliant with the ERC20 standard that was first announced in May last year and released in September. Per this week’s announcement, the audit of the coin’s fiat reserves was conducted by major Chicago-based accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP. The report released by the firm states that as of April 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time…

Blockchain as Key to Vienna’s Digital Future — Interview with Ulrike Huemer, CIO of Vienna, Austria

Austria is Europe’s leader in terms of applying modern day technology to better the all-around welfare of its citizens. Making cities “smart” and digital is a key part of transforming public goods and services in order to reach that goal. Vienna is especially keen on innovation, trying to find new solutions by way of digitization. Easy access and clear-cut benefits are key aspects to finding broad acceptance among Vienna citizens, making them willingly partake and help to better the transformation process.   To further the breakthrough of digital technologies and make…

Ethereum (ETH) Currently Overvalued, Correction May Be Inbound

Ethereum (ETH) up 37.9 percent, a retest of $200 likely Barry Silbert of Digital Currency Group (DCG) is confident that prices will snap back to trend. With supportive technical and fundamental factors, Barry Silbert is positive that asset prices will shake off sellers. Meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH) is stable and up 37.9 percent in the last week. Ethereum Price Analysis Fundamental There is an element of resiliency in the ongoing correction. At the back of increasing awareness, an inclination towards data privacy and control, volatility and infrastructure development, today’s dip is…

Despite Bitcoin (BTC) Stagnation, Economist Has High Hopes For Crypto

Bitcoin (BTC) bears slow down In 20-30 years Bitcoin will be money says a BoE Chief Economist Andrew G. Haldane, the Chief Economist of the Bank of England, believes Bitcoin will be money in the next two to three decades. Presently, BTC is trending within a $30 range as bears attempt to press lower. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamental Well, it has been a see-saw for Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies because of their direct correlation with the king. Although some skeptics as Roubini and traditional market influencers as Kevin O’Leary of…

Ripple (XRP) Bulls Firm despite Coin Metric Report

Ripple (XRP) up 25.6 percent Ripple Labs exposed by Coin Metrics as David Schwartz says it is a “timeline issue.” Coin Metrics now reports that Ripple Labs did under-reported the number of XRP released from escrow by a total of 200 million XRP while implementing the “escrow queue” differently than announced. The reaction could be heaping pressure on XRP which is fast dropping, clawing back this week’s gains. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals According to a Coin Metrics report, Ripple Labs is allegedly misrepresenting the actual amount of XRP in their…

Crypto Market Testing Crucial Support: Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, XLM Analysis

The total crypto market cap declined sharply and tested an important support near $210.0B. Bitcoin price is showing signs of a decent recovery above the $7,200 support level. Litecoin (LTC) price failed to stay above the $100 level and recently declined below $90. Bitcoin cash price is down more than $90 from the recent high and broke the $380 support. EOS price is once again below the key $6.20 and $6.00 support levels. Stellar (XLM) price is gaining traction and it is up more than 7% to $0.1310. The crypto…

Bank of England’s Chief Economist Thinks Bitcoin Could Replace Cash

It took bitcoin an 85 percent crash followed by a 135 percent recovery to convince a prominent financial expert about its underlying potential. Andrew G Haldane, the chief economist of the Bank of England, said bitcoin is on its way to replace cash, according to an eyewitness’s account. The 51-year academic made the statement when he was interacting with an audience of students. One of them asked Haldane about his thoughts on the future of cryptocurrencies. Haldane replied that he believed bitcoin, in particular, would become as relevant as cash…

About That Orange B… The History of Bitcoin’s Logos

Can a logo symbolize the ethos of a project? An industry? An entire movement? This is perhaps too much meaning to attribute to any one design, but if any logo has come close to the task, it’s that of bitcoin. Belonging to no corporation, no in-house graphic design team at a shiny Silicon Valley startup, bitcoin’s logo has given the faceless project’s many adherents an image to hold on to. And not only to hold on to – but to emblazon on shirts, stick to laptops and stamp on physical…